c# Connecting to MySql

Connecting to MySql Server.

I had this table "CV" which countain all the info about the people that send their cv.
"FName,LName, Domain, Expertise ..." on a Sql Server 2000 but the license expired so I decided to move to MySql as its free and its seems to be more and more present right now.

im trying to code a connection to it using c#.NEt "visual studio 2003". But i can't seem to find how to add the ressource "using blablabla...;" so that i worked. i tried using the Connector/ODBC 3.51, using the .NET API but nothing seems to work.

Id like to use dataset, how would be the best way to do it? i search mysql.org, did research on google as well tried many tutorials but noon worked.
PetitSingeAsked:
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Raynard7Commented:
the mysql.net connector - you should just be able to reference the dll, and not even have to install the package
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Raynard7Commented:
Hi,

I would recommend that you use the .net connector - and use the examples on the help files for it provided by mysql.  I have not had a problem using c# with mysql - the only problem I have had however is that you must manage your connections solely through code - you can not use the gui to create and hold your datasets..
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PetitSingeAuthor Commented:
by .net you mean the Microsoft .net solution or the MySql .net?

I have try installing the .net had problem loading them into the project.
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PetitSingeAuthor Commented:
ok, i've download "mysql-connector-net-5.0.6-noinstall.zip" which seems to be the newest version.
I unzipped the file "MySql.Data.dll" into my project bin\release directory.
I try to add the file ot my Reference "Right Click on Reference" in the Solution Explorer, "Add Reference".
In that window i browse all 3 types of reference ".NET .COM Project" but wenever i click ok after selecting the file MySql.Data.dll i get the error message

"A Reference to *dllpath\MySql.Data.dll* could not be added, this is not a valid assembly or COM component. Only assembly with .dll extension  and COM component can be referenced. Please make sure the file is accessible, and that its a valid assembly or COM component."
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PetitSingeAuthor Commented:
I also tried to compile the source code of the MySQL .net connector

but got the error "Unable to read the project file "MySql.Data.2005.csproj". the file "d:\path\MySql.Data.2005.csproj" is not a valid project file. The project file is missing the "VisualStudioProject" section.
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PetitSingeAuthor Commented:
Was wondering if the fact that my version of Visual Studio is 2003 if this could be the reason i can't load the dll into my project?

there must be some ressource for visual studio 2003 as well too. I hope.
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PetitSingeAuthor Commented:
well seems like the version .net 2.0 isn't working with MS Studio 2003.
had to find the version MySql.net 1.1 "mysql-connector-net-1.0.9" rather then "mysql-connector-net-5.0.6"
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